Northamptonshire is a county in the East Midlands of England and is home to some attractive areas including Wellingborough with its lovely old buildings, Rushden with its many parks and lakes or Corby with its fantastic new-builds with modern amenities. The University of Northampton has an excellent reputation for teaching while there are top schools available all over Northamptonshire providing high-quality education for children aged 3–18 years old.
The good aspect is you can drive away and leave, the local area isn’t so bad, or a lot to offer though.
The Bad aspect is you can’t have windows open as house fills instantly with builders dust as you are quite literally in the heart of a building site. Constant noise from machinery, alarms and their radios. Roads constantly blocked, builders using your drives for parking and dropping cigarette butts and waiste in car ports and sleeping in their cars on your driveway.
Please review your development:
Terribly designed, can’t open bedroom doors if you put a bed in the room of the master suit (the bed only fits in the room one way). Radiators in living room , kitchen and third bedroom in worst place preventing from furniture going in the rooms comfortably. Kitchen dinner is too small for dining suit, kitchen is tiny. Persimmons agreed that the kitchen was unfit for purpose, taken 5 months for them to fit new kitchen and 6 weeks on they’ve still not finished it, the replacement kitchen is terrible. To get anything done, repaired, put right is a fight, they either don’t reply to emails or book people to come without checking when your available first! Been to professional kitchen companies who’ve all advised me the kitchen dimensions are not suitable to put in standard units, so on a new house to put right is a nightmare. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND you to avoid Persimmons. Nothing is simple here, NO-ONE replies to you, they’re complaints process doesn’t even get replied to you. PERSIMMONS! THE COMPANY THAT JUST DO NOT CARE!
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
Just how bad the after sales is, no quality in anything. How filthy the house would be when handed over. Prime example I reported a sparking socket in the kitchen 5 weeks ago… still no one has been to look at the hazzard. Oh and paint was on everything, they gave me wipes to clean it off everything myself.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
Takes 7 to 10 days to get replies, if you get a reply at all. Directors, management no one replies. Popped into sales office asking what to do to get someone reply, got a phone call 30 min later demanding I do not go in to sales office again.